Employment

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Department Overview

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) is one of four departments in the Pratt School of Engineering, an outstanding school within a world-class, top-ranked teaching and research university. The Department currently has 26 full-time faculty members and over 350 students pursuing BS, MS, or PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. With average annual research expenditures of $6M, the Department was recently ranked 8th nationally for scholarly productivity of faculty by the Chronicle of Higher Education (2008). Areas of faculty specialization are: Aeroelasticity, Aerodynamics, Biomechanics, Computational Materials Science, Computational Mechanics, Controls, Energy, Intelligent Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Nanoscience, Robotics, Surface and Interface Science, Single Molecule Mechanics, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, and Vibrations.

The Department derives strength from cross-disciplinary collaborations in the Pratt School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and throughout the university. Many MEMS faculty are active in thrust areas such as nanotechnology, bioengineering, and energy research, organized around Duke’s hallmark interdisciplinary centers, including the Center for Bioinspired Materials and Materials Systems (CBIMMS) and NSF’s Engineering Research Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT). The Pratt School is committed to the Department’s continued growth and excellence, with several faculty hires in progress or planned.

Open Positions

Duke University Robotics Faculty Position Announcement

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) of the Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in robotics to begin September 2014. An applicant whose work relates to robotics in areas such as, but not limited to, autonomous robotics, multi-agent systems, robot motion planning, sensor-based navigation, medical and surgical robotics, rehabilitative robotics, exoskeleton and prosthetic systems, and their applications will be well-suited for this position. A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related field) is required at the time of employment. Whereas the position is available at the Assistant Professor level, truly exceptional candidates may be suitable to be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate is expected to carry out high quality scholarly research and collaborate with other faculty. He or she should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, secure external research funding, and actively participate in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2014, but the applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should electronically submit: (1) cover letter ( including email, address, and phone number), (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) two-page statement of achievements in teaching and research, and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3265.  

The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  

Energy and Environment Initiative

1 Tenure Track Professor position, 2 Professor of the Practice Positions

The Pratt School of Engineering is launching a research and education initiative focused on energy and the environment. The school is immediately hiring three endowed faculty lines to support its Energy and Environment Initiative effort, and to augment existing faculty. The successful candidates for these positions will be appointed to one of our four engineering departments-- biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or mechanical engineering and materials science--depending upon research and teaching interests. Joint and secondary appointments within the Pratt School, and with other schools or departments at Duke are encouraged. The initiative will encompass both research and education, particularly at the undergraduate level—and will be highly interdisciplinary, bringing expertise from many disciplines to bear on energy and environmental problems. Get more information on Duke's Pratt School of Engineering website.

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin as soon as possible.  We anticipate hiring at the tenured Associate or Full Professor level, although truly exceptional candidates may be considered at the level of untenured Assistant or Associate Professor.

Candidate Profile and Responsibilities

The successful candidate should have a track record of high quality scholarly research, and a demonstrated capability to secure research funding.  Once hired, the successful candidate is expected to  establish a vibrant research program, obtain competitive external research funding,  participate actively in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute through service to the welfare of the department.

Application

Applicants should submit their application packet containing a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of at least four references. Applications received before January 1, 2013 will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Contact

Please contact the head of the search committee, Prof. Jennifer West (jlw82@duke.edu) with questions.

Duke University and Health System is an equal opportunity institution. Duke is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. If you have a disability requiring reasonable accommodations during the application process, please contact Disability Management Systems at 919-684-8247.

Computational Materials Science Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and the Duke Center for Materials Genomics invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of computational materials science, to begin September 1, 2013 or earlier.

Applicants working in the area of computational materials science – materials design from first-principles – with emphasis on materials with energy, industrial, structural, magnetic, and electronic applications will be well-suited to apply for this position. We anticipate hiring at the level of Assistant Professor, although truly exceptional candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Candidate Profile and Responsibilities

The successful candidate should have a track record of high quality scholarly research, and a clear plan to secure research funding. Once hired, the successful candidate is expected to establish a vibrant research program, obtain competitive external esearch funding, participate actively in teaching in the materials area at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute through service to the welfare of the department.

Application

Applicants should submit their application packet containing a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a statement of achievements in teaching and research plans, and names and addresses of at least five references. Applications received before November 1, 2012 will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Please submit PDF documents only.

Duke University and Health System is an equal opportunity institution. Duke is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. If you have a disability requiring reasonable acommodations during the application process, please contact Disability Management Systems at +1-919-684-8247.

On-line application

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1906